The Armstrong Browning Library & Museum and Beall Poetry Festival of Baylor University welcome Fiona Sampson for a virtual lecture on the life of Elizabeth Barrett Browning. For more, visit baylor.edu/library/sampson. Recorded September 16, 2021.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–1861) was one of the most popular poets of the Victorian period, remembered for her challenging poetry and courage of her views. In this 10-Minute Talk Isobel Armstrong FBA discusses key stages of her life and work, from the courtship letters she wrote to her future husband through to the 19th century social and political issues which fed into her work.
Fiona Sampson’s new Two-Way Mirror is the first biography of Barrett Browning in more than three decades, written with unique access to the poet’s abundant correspondence and recent archival discoveries to reveal the woman herself. Joining Fiona in the conversation will be novelist and biographer Peter Salmon.